Meet the Farmers

Here in Kansas, you probably don’t have to shake your family tree too hard before a farmer falls out. Today’s farmers mesh traditional values with college degrees and high-tech tools. Meet the soccer moms and mini-van-driving dads of 21st century Kansas ag, and find out what “locally grown” really means, from the people who know best. Get the scoop on why they farm, why they farm the way they do, and why they’re so proud of it!

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    How Does Ag Impact the Environment?

    Agriculture and the environment have a symbiotic relationship. Agriculture impacts the environment and the environment impacts agriculture. Sometimes the impact is good — like when farmland provides conducive habitat for endangered wildlife. Other times the impact isn’t so awesome —...

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  • Explore the Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail

    Explore the Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail

    Kansas is full of things to do, from visiting museums to exploring historic towns to hiking the trails. Sometimes just taking a scenic drive can make for a great day away. Consider checking out the Flint Hills Quilt Trail on your next joyride — it’s amazing! 

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  • Meet the Sawyers

    Meet the Sawyers

    Farm-boy Derek and city-girl Katie of Sawyer Landing Cattle in McPherson come from two different worlds. But they have made their love of each other — and of farming! — work. They are raising their two boys on this fourth-generation Kansas farm.

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  • Get to Know a Farm

    Summer Fun for Kids: Get to Know a Farm

    It’s August and kids will be heading back to school soon. But that doesn’t mean summer fun has to end. We caught up with one mom who made farming part of her children’s learning experience — and found amazing opportunities for education and play all year round.  Stacey Uhorchak shares...

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  • Juniper Hill Farms Scott Thellman

    Meet Scott Thellman

    When Scott Thellman was a kid, he was fascinated by cattle. He didn’t come from a farming family, but watching cattle graze—well, he was hooked.  He started working on a farm as a teenager and soon after that he started his own hay-baling business, which expanded before he branched out...

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  • M&B Pork Farmers Family

    Meet Jerry & Josh from M&B Pork

    Jerry Morris and his grandson Josh share a behind-the-scenes look at the family-run pig farming operation in Sedgwick, Kansas.  Jerry’s seen a lot of change in the industry since 1970. Watch to see how he runs things with his grandson today.  

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    Meet the Smalls

    We had a chance to visit with Randy and Nicole Small at 2S Land and Cattle, where they farm their own land, as well as tenant farm on land leased from landlords. In total, they work more than a dozen parcels. They grow wheat, soybeans, and corn, as well as tend to their cattle.

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  • My Day at the Ranch

    During a Day at the Ranch, about 100 visitors got a behind-the-scenes look at two Kansas family ranching operations. The daylong tour was enlightening and entertaining. Most importantly, it helped our band of lucky adventurers to connect with the farmers and ranchers responsible for...

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  • Dairy Farmers

    Meet Duane and Ronda Meier

    Dairy farmers. They were the first dairy in the state to install robotic milking machines.

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  • A Salute to Farm Moms

    A Salute to Farm Moms

    Mother’s Day is a time to honor those special women in our lives—moms. And we’d like to give a shout-out to a special kind of mother—farm moms. 

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